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Cash to be used for marketing

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Downtown Development Authority was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for technical assistance in marketing and branding planning for the city, officials announced Monday. “This will be another tool in our toolbox,” ...

Commission appoints 5 to various boards and committees

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission recently appointed one individual and reappointed four more to four boards and committees. Dennis Honch has been appointed to serve as one of the city’s two representatives on the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority for an unexpired ...

All Michigan residents ages 16 and up eligible for vaccine

LANSING (AP) — All people ages 16 and older in Michigan became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, as the state passed the halfway point in its goal of inoculating 70% of that population by year's end. More than 36% of roughly 8.1 million residents had received at least one shot as of ...

After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: ‘Stay out of politics’

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it’s a “big lie”î to call the new voting law in Georgia racist and he warned big business to “stay out of politics” after major corporations and even Major League Baseball distanced themselves from the state amid vast ...

Marquette eyes Presque Isle Marina project completion

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has applied for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources waterways grant to help fund the completion of the Presque Isle Marina project. The Marquette City Commission voted 6-0 to approve moving forward with the grant application at last Monday night’s ...

Pair injured in Negaunee vehicle crash

NEGAUNEE — Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle accident at about 10:25 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Teal Lake Avenue. The Negaunee Police Department said that after responding to the intersection for a two-car personal-injury accident, they determined a westbound ...

DNR warns boats of Dead River conditions

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is advising canoeists, kayakers and anglers of changing outflow conditions at the mouth of the Dead River on Lake Superior in Marquette. The river is flowing toward the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad ore dock at Marquette’s ...

U.P. Energy Task Force submits recommendations

LANSING — An Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force submission to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday contains 16 recommendations that would improve affordability, enhance reliability and promote energy security for residents of the U.P. Citing exceptional geography that has hindered its ...

New to D.C., Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. Instead of climbing ...

Tree City USA

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has again been designated with the Tree City USA honor for promoting and caring for trees within the community. Marquette is among 124 Michigan communities, nine campuses, one health care institution and one utility recognized with a Tree City, Tree ...

Weekend fire danger will grow to ‘very high’ across U.P., state

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters are urging care when burning this weekend, as weather conditions will create an increased risk of wildfire. “Much of the state is very dry and fire danger will grow as temperatures rise over the weekend,” said DNR fire ...

Travelers urged to test for virus

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services urge Michiganders to get tested for COVID-19 upon returning from spring break in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Students and families traveling across Michigan, to other states or ...

Wiese named to forensics task force

MARQUETTE — Matthew J. Wiese of Marquette, the prosecuting attorney for Marquette County, has been appointed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new Task Force on Forensic Science. “A fair trial is at the core of the American criminal justice system,” Whitmer said in a news release. “While ...

Camping World acquires Hilltop RV

ISHPEMING — Camping World Holdings, Inc., based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, has announced that an agreement has been signed to acquire Hilltop RV Superstore, with dealerships in Ishpeming and Escanaba. The acquisition is anticipated to close in May. “Michigan is consistently a strong ...

Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; officer, driver killed

WASHINGTON — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

Michigan involved in student COVID program

MARQUETTE — The National Governors Association will collaborate with Michigan and five other states on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced. The NGA ...

Michigan reports case of virus variant identified in Brazil

LANSING — Michigan, where COVID-19 is surging more than in any state, on Thursday reported its first confirmed case of a coronavirus variant that was initially identified in Brazil. There are concerns it might affect re-infect people who have already had COVID-19. The variant was found in a ...

‘A Waterfront Renaissance’

MARQUETTE — While most people spent last year isolating themselves from the COVID-19-plagued world, one local author and historian spent his quarantine period connecting himself with Marquette’s pristine waterfront. Sonny Longtine recently released his latest publication titled ...

US draws close to 100M vaccinations as baseball resumes

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return to stadiums. More than 99 million people have ...

End of an era

MARQUETTE — The most decorated coach in Northern Michigan University history may also be one of the most little known. That’s because Sten Fjelheim has been head coach of the Wildcats’ Nordic ski team for 34 years. Now he’s announced his retirement in a career that also included ...